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    Forum for All is our philosophy that theatre should be and has to be accessible and affordable to everyone. It's a belief that our theatre belongs to our community. We are passionate about discourse and we want to ensure that everyone has a place in the room and a voice in the conversation.
    Access to theatre and the arts is a quality of life issue. It's an integral part of society and should be enjoyed and open to all.
    Forum for All helps eliminate barriers to an inclusive audience. We want to make sure that Forum is a theatre for low income individuals, students, regular and hard-core theatre go-ers, and audience members from a variety of background and all walks of life. 
    Pay What You Want
    It's as simple as it sounds. An hour before every show, a majority of our tickets will be available at whatever price you want to pay, first-come, first-serve. YOU set the price. YOU decide what a fair price is in exchange for good theatre. You determine what you can pay. If that's a dollar, you are more than welcome. If you are willing to pay more to help defray the costs of making theatre, that's great too!
    Advance Sales
    If you want to guarantee your seat to a particular performance, you can purchase a ticket for $30-$35. Advanced tickets can be purchased online or by calling our box office. CLICK HERE for more information.
    We will only sell a limited number of tickets in advance to ensure that each performance has ample PWYW availability.
    Membership is your all-access pass to Forum Theatre. It's like an extra-open, extra-flexible subscription. We want to enhance the audience experience by inviting you into the creative process -- and all its excitement and energy. From design presentations to technical rehearsal to closing night, the process truly is just as cool as the product.
    Membership also guarantees your admission into any Forum performance!
    For more information on Forum Membership, like all the other benefits and how to join, CLICK HERE.
    Questions? Contact Erica Brown at

    Special Thanks
    It must be said--this is not an original idea. We have a great deal of admiration and respect for what Mixed Blood Theatre is doing in Minneapolis with their Radical Hospitality program. Many thanks to Jack Reuler and Amanda White Thietje for their support and guidence as we put Forum for All together.
    We must also acknowledge a few other theaters around the country who are also opening their doors and saying "pay what you want, pay what you can": Available Light Theatre in Columbus, Ohio; Coeurage Theatre Company in Los Angeles; and our friends at Whistler in the Dark in Boston. And, of course, a huge thanks to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for pioneering the "Pay What You Can" concept in theatre!
    We also owe a debt of gratitude to Amanda Palmer and her inspiring TED Talk that really gave us the final push toward the philosophy of the program (and thanks to Aditi Brennan Kapil for sharing that link with us!).
    And lastly, thanks to our supporters for making this possible, our board for having the courage to say "let's make this happen," and to our ensemble and staff for being open-hearted artists who strive to make a difference.
    “Art is food. You can’t eat it but it feeds you. Art has to be cheap and available to everybody. It needs to be everywhere because it is the inside of the world.”
    --Bread and Puppet Theatre "cheap art" manifesto